Police are under investigation for jokingly filing in a witness statement in the name of a force dog.
Officers in the UK became exasperated when prosecutors asked for an account of a crime from a “PC Peach'” not realizing Peach was the name of a police dog. So they completed the form as if it had been written by the K-9, and signed it with a paw print.
The dog’s statement read: ‘I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach.’
Peach’s statement has gone viral on both cop humor pages on Facebook as well as Twitter, where it was retweeted over 150 times.
The prosecution, who usually works hand-in-hand with the police, did not find the prank as amusing, asking for an internal affairs investigation. It is unlikely that the officer involved will be penalized for this prank.
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